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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,751 People

    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Sometimes I feel depressed?

    But not like suicidal :/ what can I do to change
    CrystalMuffins CrystalMuffins 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cant seem to find happiness.

    My like is just despair. "Everything is so different when you go insane"
    TheDemonsInside TheDemonsInside 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    xcrownlessx xcrownlessx 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    so I get to see my ex husband post about being

    in a relationship with the home wrecking hoare/ friend who caused our marriage to end left a nasty comment and unfriended the backstabbing so called friends.
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Will you miss me, when you can no longer see my

    face, hear my cries, my pleas, when you can no longer feel the warmth of my skin. Will you miss me? My smile, my heart, the sound of my laughter? Will you miss me? Do you notice me now as I live and breathe, as the one who loves you and needs you? Do hear me now as I stand here...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I seriously hate myself right now,

    why can't I just f*****g get help, why do things have to be so complicated. I've had enough. I'm just a 20 year old living with my parents, suffocated by my own presence, no friends, no social life, hardly a brain to work with. I'm trying so hard but I just get it thrown back in...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I find one thing to cry about

    and end up crying about anything and everything
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    As someone that deals with depression on a

    daily basis I feel that by writing about it, it makes me feel better and it also allows me to share what I feel with you. Sometimes I can get my strength from you and that helps me deal with my own depression. I try to tell myself that I have a lot to live for, yet I cannot help...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 9 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Is it me or him? I've had depression

    since a young age and Ive only started taking medication for it a couple years ago. Needless to say, I've never seen life through rose colored glasses. I've been through the depending on others to make me happy phase and though I cave into this old habit I try my best to realize...
    kclong0604 kclong0604 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I cut sometimes not often thou,

    but my mom found out and she got extremely angry and stated yelling at me saying I was going to go to a crazy house with other people who cut. She didn't even care I was hurting myself, she never tried to comfort me, I dint remember a single time she would tell me it would be ok...
    DEATH1o1 DEATH1o1 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    this is my first experiance

    that I've written, so not sure how this all works but here we go. I've suffered from depression since school, been taken into hospital for trying to take my life. I thought that finally things got back on track once I met my boyfriend who I am with now, but I've gone back down...
    aimsdisneyox aimsdisneyox 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Debs43 Debs43 41-45, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    fixaheartxoxo fixaheartxoxo 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I've been battling depression

    for almost 4 years now Lost all my friends Get bullied everyday Haven't had a girlfriend in 2 years
    parso16 parso16 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Sometimes I get really tired of people

    who pretend to be depressed, who pretend to self harm, who does all of this stuff solely for attention. It makes people like me and my close friends, who are depressed, and who do self harm, look like a joke. People can't take it seriously anymore because a lot of people have...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I dropped out of high school,

    people looked at me like I was worthless... Or just dumb. Honestly.. I liked to read. A lot and still do. I just didn't belong and it's something no one will understand. I didn't drop out because I got pregnant, I didn't drop out because I was on drugs, I didn't drop out because...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Why is it everytime i need someone they arent

    there but if they need me im always there no matter what it's like no one cares no one may even care if i die
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 21 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    let's have a bottle of beer to battle this

    depression :) let's drink to that!
    PipayR PipayR 22-25, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I don't know how to express this feeling.

    It's been happening for a very long time. I've been depressed for my whole life, and this feeling has only risen now. It's almost...it's almost as if life is a dream. A big daydream. Sleepwalking maybe. I kindof get lost in my thoughts, my daydream, and like, I don't have a...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 13-15, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I'm dying inside but

    so does everybody else apparently so its normal..
    jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I feel overly depressed today

    and don't really know why...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I am tired tired of life kicking the holy

    living **** out of me.I am a middle child so i was was just there.My older brother got all the good DNA I got the **** that was left over.I am the person that will never ever catch a break.I get a good job then a new manger will take over so far i have been taking advantage of...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    This is one of those days

    where I just don't want to play anymore. No one understands and no one wants to. I can't keep fighting. The worst part is I've done this to myself.
    DocHoliday78 DocHoliday78 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother always said "Things will get better

    soon." Now any time I ever tell her or myself that she says to me how can it after my father and brother abused me and her and my sister and other brother, threatens to kill us, and turned one of my own brothers just like him. Now my oldest brother is alive and my younger one...
    bonbypop bonbypop 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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